James Argent has begged his fans not to worry about him after revealing that he now weighs 26 stone.
The former TOWIE star, 33, has said he has a binge eating disorder and gained weight because he was bored and lonely, leaving him the biggest he’s ever been.
Taking to his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon, Arg posted a picture of himself after going on a country walk.
He was wearing a pair of tracksuit bottoms and bright orange and green running trainers, which he teamed with a black top and a matching coat.
In the snap, Arg had a grin on his face as he posed for the camera.
Arg captioned the photo: “I’m going for a long country walk, there’s a lot to think about & decisions to be made.
“I know a lot of people are worried about me but please don’t be concerned, it’s all going to be ok!
“It’s hard to explain & understand but I know so many people can relate to my eating disorder.
“We are not alone! I try to be as open & honest as possible.
“Thank you so much for your love & support.”
It came after Arg appeared on Loose Women on Tuesday to talk about his desire to get a gastric band.
Arg said: “It is difficult because it a huge operation, it is a very intense and serious one.
“It is nothing to be taken lightly but I know if I really work hard, like I have done many many times before, I can get the weight off but it is maintaining it.”
He added: “I feel that once I have my weight sorted then the sky is the limit for me.
“Once I tackle this then I have got a real positive future ahead of me.”